Literacy Chippewa Valley is seeking new Board members. Since 1986, this non-profit organization has been helping individuals struggling with low literacy to make a better life for themselves and their families. With the help of community volunteers and experienced educators, we provide a structured student-centered learning opportunity for those in need. Board members meet once a month, where their areas of expertise contribute to this dynamic organization that serves over 500 people per year. If you are interested please contact current President, Carlton Brumbelow or Executive Director, Liz Hart.
Carlton Brumbelow: carlton.Brumbelow@jamfsoftware.com
Liz Hart: Elizabeth.Hart@Literacycv.org
All Paws Pet Wash
All Paws Pet Wash is in search of hole sponsors for our 1st annual charity golf outing on August 29th. Proceeds will be split and donated to Chippewa Humane Association, Eau Claire County Humane Association, and Bob's House for Dogs. Becoming a sponsor is a great way to give back to the community and have fun while doing it! I would love to discuss details for this opportunity with a member of your firm. Attached below is a link to our website with more info:
Madeline (Maddie) Stilwell spent this past year as the UW-Eau Claire healthcare administration intern at Dove Healthcare - West Eau Claire, and some of that time was also spent at Dove Healthcare - Orchard Hills Assisted Living. It was a great opportunity for her to have both Administrator Kendall Rosemeyer and Director Ashley Gudis as her mentor, and we are excited to officially welcome aboard and announce Maddie as our new director at Dove Healthcare - Orchard Hills Assisted Living. We are so thankful for Ashley Gudis and all she has done for us during this transition! We're happy she'll still be just one community over at Dove Healthcare - Rutledge Home in Chippewa Falls.
Maddie shared, "I found my passion for long-term care during college. I look forward to continuing to learn and grow with this innovative company that provides excellent care to the Chippewa Valley! I plan to support the team by upholding Dove Healthcare's core values of trust, respect, communication, and teamwork. There is so much that can be learned from our elder populations, and I thoroughly enjoy spending quality time with the residents.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time outdoors and with my family. I grew up on a small farm outside La Crosse, and have grown to love the Eau Claire area as it remind me of home. I look forward to getting to know the residents, their families, and all of our caregivers."
For more information, please contact Maddie (715-930-6034 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit the website: http://www.dovehealthcare-orchardhillsassistedliving.com/. You can also follow the life of our residence on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dovehealthcareorchardhills/
Royal Credit Union Announces New VP of Retail Operations
Eau Claire, WI – Royal Credit Union has announced Paul Stednitz as VP of Retail Operations. In this role, Stednitz is responsible for the development and execution of the strategic plan to provide an exceptional member experience for retail operations. He will focus on building high performing teams and leading efficient branches to provide consistency in processes, relationship building and member experiences across all branches.
Stednitz has 25 years of retail banking experience with credit unions and community banks where he developed and facilitated member experience models that led to positive outcomes through engaged teams. He designed and launched a branch of the future with new branch layouts, new technologies, and the universal employee model. Stednitz holds his bachelor of Finance from Chico State University, an Advanced Degree from Pacific Coast Banking School, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University.
A very active community member, Stednitz was the President of the Rotary Club of Bend, Oregon, Campaign chair of his local United Way, President of Downtown Merchant Association, Planned giving Chair with SW WA Free Clinic. He has been a Board Member of his Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Corporation, Hospital Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, Tower Theater Foundation, and a founding Board Member of the Oregon Winterfest.
Stednitz currently lives in Vancouver, WA with his wife Leslie and son Brandon. They look forward to relocating to the Chippewa Valley soon.
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout welcome students back to campus for fall semester
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls and UW-Stout announced they will welcome students to campus for the fall semester.
All three universities, which completed their respective spring semesters using alternative delivery methods due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are putting comprehensive safety plans in place to allow faculty, staff and students to return to campus.
The leadership teams from the universities collaborated and shared expertise to create plans that address the dynamic situation brought on by the global pandemic.
“In-person engagement is crucial to a transformative educational experience, and we are pleased our comprehensive planning efforts will enable us to welcome students back to campus this fall,” UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt said. “The safety of our faculty, staff and students at UW-Eau Claire is our No. 1 priority, and UW-Stout and UW-River Falls have the same goals for their campuses.
“Working together, with a common goal to support higher education and our communities in western Wisconsin, allowed us to focus and deliver strong safety plans for each campus in a short period of time.”
All three campuses will implement health and safety measures that include physical distancing and the use of masks.
“As Wisconsin’s polytechnic university, it is tremendously important to us that our students are able to be on campus this fall and to ensure applied learning opportunities continue regardless of instructional delivery method,” said UW-Stout Chancellor Katherine Frank. “Much of our learning is hands-on, and includes the use of laboratories, studios, and related facilities. We have worked for months to plan for our fall opening to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors while remaining true to our mission.”
At UW-Stout, density studies have been completed for all classrooms, laboratories and studio spaces to ensure students and instructors can maintain safe physical distancing. Plans are being put in place for additional equipment and technology in learning spaces to support effective and safe instruction. UW-Stout students will experience a combination of face to face, hybrid and online learning in the fall.
“UW-River Falls prides itself on student engagement and experiential learning, so we are prioritizing delivery of in-person instruction to the extent possible, while ensuring we mitigate risks to our students, employees and community,” said UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen. “We are grateful for our strong relationship with our Public Health directors and are closely following their guidance regarding all measures being taken.”
UW-River Falls has a strong history of effective engagement of students in its academic programs and will continue this commitment in fall 2020. Classes will be delivered via a mix of in-person, alternative or online delivery, and blended modes. The method of instruction for each class will be determined based on instructor input on course content to ensure meaningful student experiences as well as factors of health risks and space availability. Students on campus can expect to see changes such as revised classroom occupancy limits; increased cleaning, sanitation and hygiene protocols; and communications regarding best practices and expectations.
All three campuses are consulting with local health officials to establish plans for testing symptomatic students and using long-established contact-tracing protocols in place for managing communicable diseases. Testing and tracing protocols will continue to be refined during the summer in consultation with health partners and the UW System.
University housing will be available to students at all three campuses. UW-Eau Claire and UW-River Falls begin classes Sept. 2 and UW-Stout’s classes begin Sept. 9.
Continuing Education announces June programs
UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education will present a variety of programs in June, including Building Resilience in Stressful Times, Leading Through Challenge and Conflict, Dealing with Conflict and Three Keys to Finding Treasure in Time of Transition. Full story.
Wisconsin Public Radio
Congressional Aid Proposals for Music Venues on “Spectrum West” June 11, 2020
Proposals to provide federal aid to music venues that have lost revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic will be discussed on “Spectrum West,” which airs at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2020 on The Ideas Network stations 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls. The program will also feature interviews with members of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Jazz Studies program and the director of Arts Wisconsin about Make Music Day.
Democrat Ron Kind, U.S. Representative from the 3rd District, will be joining Ross this week to discuss proposals he and other members of the House Ways and Means Committee are considering in aid of independent music venues during this time when they are unable to host live events. Many western Wisconsin arts stages have joined the new National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) in an attempt to make their voices heard.
Robert Baca, UWEC head of jazz studies, and Amber Scharenbrock, an intern with the program, will talk with Ross about a music video produced by faculty, students and staff to honor the university’s proactive response to the COVID-19 pandemic. One video, called “Time to Heal,” has been produced and another is in the works. In these videos Jazz Ensemble students are featured playing commissioned works by guest composers Adi Yeshaya and UWEC alum Aaron Hedenstrom.
Correspondent Katharine Thomas will be sharing a conversation she had with Anne Katz, executive director of Arts Wisconsin, about Wisconsin’s participation in Make Music Day. The annual celebration is to take place on June 21. The two will discuss the event, which also happens to fall on Father’s Day this year, and how plans were adjusted to accommodate the needs of social distancing due to the current pandemic.
“Spectrum West” is a weekly program exploring the music, arts and humanities in western Wisconsin. The show includes in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews and stories about area writers, musicians, theater, visual arts and much more. The show is broadcast at 10 a.m. Thursdays on The Ideas Network stations 88.3 WHWC-FM Menomonie/Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM River Falls and via an online live stream on 88.7 WRFW-FM University of Wisconsin River Falls via wrfw887.com/listen-live.html. A repeat broadcast plays at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie. Archives of “Spectrum West” are available at wpr.org/programs/spectrum-west-al-ross
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Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.